Xi Jinping Visits Hospitals After Coronavirus Killed Over 1,000 And Infected Over 40,000 Across China
With 103 new deaths reported from the hard-hit Hubei province, the total number of fatalities due the coronavirus in China crosses the one thousand mark. According to the latest figures it is 1,011. Also, Hubei health commission confirmed 2,097 new cases in its latest update.
Chinese President Xi Jinping visits hospitals
The president called for “more decisive measures” to contain the outbreak. He made this statement after meeting the medical workers and patients admitted in hospitals.
WHO sent team to China
World Health Organization sent an international expert mission under the leadership of Bruce Aylward to check China’s response to the coronavirus. Bruce had supervised the organization’s 2014-2016 response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
Meanwhile WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that there had been some “concerning instances” of coronavirus infection with no travel history to China. Britain said that the coronavirus in UK had been doubled from 4 to 8. It also said that the outbreak of novel coronavirus was a “serious and imminent threat”.
The US President Donald Trump expressed his belief that the novel coronavirus would disappear with onset of summer in April. But the top health officials in the US don’t agree with this prognosis.
The virus is considered to have come out from the market that sells wild animals. Hubei in Wuhan province is the epicentre of the virus outbreak. The first cases of viral infection started coming in December last year and today there are more than 42,200 confirmed cases across China.